Alfa Romeo Racing Italiano

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The prestigious Alfa Romeo brand's cars feature in this racing game. There are several real tracks such as Hockenheim and Laguna Seca, as well as the chance to race in scenic Italian locations such as the Tuscanny hills and the Naples coastline. You can play Instant Action mode, in which you unlock these tracks one by one with indestructible cars, and Dynasty Mode, where you aim to build a more realistic career.

What sets the game apart from the crowd is its approach to driver abilities in Dynasty Mode. When setting a driver up, his abilities are split into skill areas such as reflexes and pressure-handling, with points assigned to these.

Further skills such as Heart, Intimidation and Recovery can be developed to improve either car or driver. AI cars have the same features applied to them race by race.

The driver's heartbeat is a featured sound effect, and in pressure situations it can be heard above all other sounds. One available skill is the Tiger Effect, which allows you to rewind the game to avoid dangerous situations as they are about to happen. Its length and efficiency are 2 of the skills which can be improved.


Alfa Romeo Racing Italiano Windows The game features some impressive visuals.
Alfa Romeo Racing Italiano Windows Here's what it looks like when your driver is overtaken a lot or is about to get knocked out. Yes, your driver will get knocked out if he's overtaken or hit a lot.
Alfa Romeo Racing Italiano Windows Campania can also get a little bit frightening.
Alfa Romeo Racing Italiano Windows Hey I remember this track from another game... Test Drive 5!

Alternate Titles

  • "S.C.A.R.赛车" -- Chinese title (simplified)
  • "SCAR: Спортивная Команда Альфа Ромео" -- Russian spelling
  • "SCAR: Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo" -- European title

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Only the classic Alfas rule! Windows SifouNaS (1317)

Critic Reviews

PC Powerplay Windows Jun, 2005 77 out of 100 77
MAN!AC PlayStation 2 Jun 03, 2005 77 out of 100 77
PC Games (Germany) Windows Jul 17, 2005 77 out of 100 77
IC-Games Windows Jun 11, 2005 77 out of 100 77
TTGamer Xbox Sep 08, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Console Obsession PlayStation 2 Jun, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Club Skill PlayStation 2 Sep 12, 2005 5 out of 10 50
AceGamez Xbox Jul 26, 2005 5 out of 10 50 PlayStation 2 Jul 12, 2005 49 out of 100 49
Pro-G PlayStation 2 Jun 28, 2005 3 out of 10 30


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